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Buying a Flipped House? 4 Things to Look Out For

Jun 1, 2016 • By Matthew Stock.

Shiny new appliances, new siding, new cabinets and beautiful new floors, what is there not to love? The house is in the right location, has the right look and the price is right…time to put in an offer right? Not so fast, unfortunately there can be a lot of...

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U.S. Waterproofing Warranty – 4 Things You Should Know

Structural Foundation Repair Warranties – How They Differ

Jun 14, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

When there is structural damage to a home’s foundation it’s a pretty big deal. Depending on the nature and extent of the damage, the potential for further harm to the home can be devastating and very few homeowners allow the problem to continue without repairing it. When the problem involves...

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Can the Design of Your Home Cause Structural Foundation Damage?

Can the Design of Your Home Cause Structural Foundation Damage?

Apr 5, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  Drive or walk through any city and its surrounding suburbs, perhaps with a detour into the countryside, and it will quickly become apparent that there are lots of different kinds of homes. Obviously, there’s a wide range of sizes, from small ranches and cottages all the way up to...

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Foundation Repairs: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Pressed Concrete Pilings

Can I Repair my Sinking Foundation in Chicago?

Mar 22, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  The past few years have featured a broad offering of weather in Chicago. Cold spring, warm spring. Wet summer, dry summer. Lots of snow in the winter, no snow in the winter. Interesting to Tom Skilling, no doubt, but mystifying and occasionally frustrating to Chicagoans in general. For Chicago homeowners...

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Can I Just Repair Cracks Caused by My Foundation Settling?

Can I Just Repair Cracks Caused by My Foundation Settling?

Mar 15, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  We recently met a homeowner who had suffered some serious foundation damage to his home. His foundation was dropping significantly and had apparently been doing so for a number of years. He had declined to have the foundation repaired after an inspection by another company a few years ago...

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How to Fix Structural Foundation Damage with Hydraulic Push Piers

How to Fix Structural Foundation Damage with Hydraulic Push Piers

Mar 1, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  You’ve begun to notice things, things around the house that just don’t seem right. Windows stick when you try to open or close them. Doors are jammed shut or won’t close at all. Cracks in the drywall are radiating from the corners of windows and doors. You venture into the...

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When is the Best Time to Do Structural Foundation Repair?

When is the Best Time to Do Structural Foundation Repair?

Feb 22, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  There are lots of reasons that homeowners put off home repairs. The problem is minor. The repairs cost too much. The work would be intrusive, messy or otherwise bothersome. They have other priorities, etc., etc. Just about everybody’s been in this position at least once and can sympathize but sometimes...

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Who Can Repair a Cracked Foundation in Chicago?

Who Can Repair a Cracked Foundation in Chicago?

Feb 15, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  So, you’ve spotted a crack, or maybe a few cracks in your basement walls. You’re not sure how long they’ve been there and they don’t look too serious, so you stash them in your mental “to worry about later” file. Fast forward a month or so and you wander into...

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When is Steel the Best Structural Foundation Repair?

When is Steel the Best Structural Foundation Repair?

Feb 8, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  Let me be blunt: When your foundation is in trouble, it’s bad news. Foundation damage, whether caused by a wall that has bowed or rotated inward or by one that has dropped due to soil shrinkage, can cause serious damage to the rest of your home. When this kind...

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Foundation Repairs: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Pressed Concrete Pilings

Foundation Repairs: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Pressed Concrete Pilings

Feb 1, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  When your home suffers structural foundation damage, it’s pretty serious business. It’s not a repair you can put off because the damage to your foundation – and the rest of your home – can only get worse. It’s also not a repair you will want to trust to just...

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